Pack up your sweatpants, because sweat shorts are the new loungewear staple of the season

Kate Mendonca
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MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: Emili Sindlev wears a white cap hat, a green oversized blazer jacket, a white t-shirt, a Dior monogram bag, yellow shorts, outside Sportmax, during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on February 21, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)
Emili Sindlev wears a white t-shirt, a Dior monogram bag, and yellow shorts during Milan Fashion Week. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

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After months spent indoors, there’s no doubt that many of us have chosen comfort as the number one priority when getting dressed. Loungewear sales have been soaring, even as many retailers have had to shutter their doors due to poor performance.

Sweatpants have become a wardrobe staple, no longer hidden away from public view as celebrities and influencers have been sharing their quarantine looks over the past couple of months. Now that the temperatures are starting to rise though, sweat shorts have replaced their bulkier counterparts as the go-to loungewear pick of the season.

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No longer just the required uniform of gym class, sweat shorts are taking over from last year’s bike short as spring’s hottest style. Paired with a varsity sweatshirt they lend a collegiate feel to any casual look, but they can also be glammed up with the addition of a fitted tank and a sprinkling of gold jewelry.

They’re comfortable, affordable and versatile, and perfect for lounging the day away at home. If you’re not already on board with sweat shorts, shop some of our favourite styles below for a taste of this ultra-comfortable trend.

Brooks Classic Sweat Short

Brooks Classic Sweat Short. Image via Reformation.
Brooks Classic Sweat Short. Image via Reformation.

It doesn’t get much more classic than this pair of high-waisted, elastic waistband shorts, but this pair has a sustainable edge and are made from 100 per cent organic cotton.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $82

The Easy Chino Long Short

The Easy Chino Long Short. Image via Everlane.
The Easy Chino Long Short. Image via Everlane.

For a more polished take on this trend, these Everlane shorts updated the gym short silhouette in an unexpectedly professional cotton twill fabric.

SHOP IT: Everlane, $80

Original Longer Sweatshort

Original Longer Sweatshort. Image via Roots.
Original Longer Sweatshort. Image via Roots.

No matter whether you’re lounging by the dock or in your apartment, these long-length sweat shorts can take over for your sweat pants.

SHOP IT: Roots, $48

Kule The Shorts

Kule The Shorts. Image via Shopbop.
Kule The Shorts. Image via Shopbop.

These retro-inspired shorts wouldn’t look out of place on the set of 2017’s “Call Me by Your Name,” and are just the vibrant print needed to brighten up long days indoors.

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $110

NikeLab Collection Women's Fleece Shorts

NikeLab Collection Women's Fleece Shorts. Image via Nordstrom.
NikeLab Collection Women's Fleece Shorts. Image via Nordstrom.

Embrace the sporty look with this pair of pastel fleece-lined shorts - physical activity optional.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $60

ASOS Design Long Length Acid Wash Sweat Short

ASOS Design Long Length Acid Wash Sweat Short. Image via ASOS.
ASOS Design Long Length Acid Wash Sweat Short. Image via ASOS.

Courtside style meets ‘80s acid wash in this pair of oversized basketball shorts.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $35

Sunday Soft Short

Sunday Soft Short. Image via Aerie.
Sunday Soft Short. Image via Aerie.

Featuring a raw-edged hem, these shorts look like you trimmed them yourself minus all of the work.

SHOP IT: Aerie, $30

Jacquemus SSENSE Exclusive Off-White 'Le Caleçon' Shorts

Jacquemus SSENSE Exclusive Off-White 'Le Caleçon' Shorts. Image via SSENSE.
Jacquemus SSENSE Exclusive Off-White 'Le Caleçon' Shorts. Image via SSENSE.

Inspired by a pair of men’s boxers, these lightweight shorts feature an elastic waistband and faux fly detail.

SHOP IT: SSENSE, $190

Choose A Side Short

Choose A Side Short. Images via Lululemon.
Choose A Side Short. Images via Lululemon.

Offering two looks in one, these active shorts are completely reversible and provide two colours to choose from in one style.

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $74

Elastic Waist Active Shorts

Elastic Waist Active Shorts. Image via Joe Fresh.
Elastic Waist Active Shorts. Image via Joe Fresh.

Ideal for your next workout or for relaxing in style, these shorts are sure to become staples in your wardrobe.

SHOP IT: Joe Fresh, $24

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